BRAVE 24 has a main event. And is set to be a battle for the ages as Lucas “Mineiro” Martins will challenge world champion Bubba Jenkins with the American’s Featherweight title on the line. The announcement was made in exclusive fashion as Brazilian comedian and YouTube superstar Whindersson Nunes, the biggest digital influencer in his country, and Lucas’ personal friend and student, made sure to use his Instagram fanbase of over 30 million followers to declare his support for his teacher.
Lucas “Mineiro” will be back to his original weight class after becoming an interim champion for BRAVE at Lightweight. He beat fellow Brazilian Luan “Miau” Santiago to claim the throne but then lost the belt in a unification bout against Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady.
Before going up to Lightweight, Martins was the number one contender at Featherweight, and almost fought then-champion Elias Boudegzdame. However, he fell ill before the weigh-ins and the bout was scrapped.
Meanwhile, Jenkins looks set for the first defense of his world title. The Division I wrestling champion won the BRAVE belt by dominating former champ Boudegzdame back at BRAVE 16. He has made wave recently by wanting to go down to face Bantamweight titleholder Stephen Loman but will have one of the biggest challenges of his career in the veteran “Mineiro” instead.
BRAVE Combat Federation’s first trip to England is set to be a once in a lifetime experience for the exclusive guests, in an invite-only event that will change the landscape of mixed martial arts in Europe and in the world.